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1007043
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1007134
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1006779
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to change the time limit on the entitlement of UK citizens living overseas to register to vote in UK parliamentary elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Havant more like this
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Alan Mak more like this
star this property uin 907579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>British citizens living abroad retain strong links with the United Kingdom, no matter how far they have travelled.</p><p>The Government is supporting my Hon friend the Member for Montgomeryshire’s Private Member’s Bill on Overseas Electors which will remove the rule that bars British citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years from voting.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:41:11.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:41:11.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Mak more like this
1006780
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Elections: Proof of Identity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text Whether the Government plans to undertake additional voter ID pilots; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Dorset more like this
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Simon Hoare more like this
star this property uin 907581 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Again, Mr Speaker, the British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy. Eleven local authorities have confirmed that they will be taking part in Voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections. The pilots will provide further insight into ensuring the security of the voting process.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:49:53.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:49:53.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hoare more like this
1006781
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Age more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on public sector pensions of the ability of prison officers aged over 60 to meet the physical requirements of the job. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 907582 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The normal age of 65 for prison officer retirement was first introduced by the last Labour government in 2007. Lord Hutton’s pensions review in 2015 considered the issue and did not recommend any special exemptions for prison officers. We are satisfied that this continues to be the case.</p><p><strong><p><p></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006782
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Civil Service more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the civil service to manage additional responsibilities arising from the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 907584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government is equipping itself with the right people and the right skills for the UK to make an orderly and successful exit from the European Union. There are almost 9,000 people now working on EU exit related policy and programmes across government. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:46:19.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:46:19.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1006783
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Innovation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps he is taking to encourage technological innovation in tackling social challenges and delivering public services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Bim Afolami more like this
star this property uin 907585 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>I am determined that government harnesses the power of technology to deliver better public services.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>That’s why we are developing an Innovation Strategy for public services to be published next Spring and why I spoke at the GovTech Summit in Paris earlier this week.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>And in October, the latest round of the GovTech innovation fund opened. Ten challenges have already been selected for funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:47:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:47:33.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bim Afolami more like this
1006894
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Government: Proof of Identity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of payments to Gov.uk Verify identity providers in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 191443 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Member to the answer provided for PQ 186439, which states that details of payments to the identity providers is commercially sensitive information and cannot be released. Any information that may lead to a breach of commercial sensitivity with our private sector suppliers would have a negative impact on the relationship between Government and its partners.</p><p> </p><p>We accept there is a general public interest in disclosure of information and we recognise that openness in government may increase public trust in and engagement with the government.</p><p> </p><p>These public interests have to be weighed against a strong public interest that policy-making and its implementation are of the highest quality and informed by a full consideration of all the options. It is important that government can work with partners to deliver a high quality service and maintain a high level of trust.</p><p> </p><p>Any information that may lead to a breach of commercial sensitivity would have a negative impact on the relationship between government and the identity providers. Taking into account all the circumstances of this case, we have concluded that the balance of the public interest favours withholding the information requested.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:56:36.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:56:36.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1006971
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Rendition and Torture: Inquiries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason the Government has not met its deadline for announcing whether to launch an independent judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in torture and rendition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
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Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 191312 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is continuing to give the necessary careful consideration to the need for an independent judge-led inquiry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T10:54:36.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T10:54:36.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
1007184
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Civil Service: Secondment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people from the private sector are seconded to work in the civil service in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>This data is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T11:46:49.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T11:46:49.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this